Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 14229
Country/Region: Ukraine
Year: 2013
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Implementing Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $0

ESIS (Epidemiology and Strategic Information Services) is a central multi-country CDC IDIQ contract (the three preapproved TA providers are listed in this IM as possible sub-partners).The contract provides TA, capacity building and support for CDC-funded international activities in a range of strategic information systems, methods, and activities including monitoring and evaluation; health economics and finance; surveillance/surveys, statistics, modeling, and epidemiologic investigations; and health information systems. In Ukraine, ESIS is used for capacity building in SI, with an initial focus on M&E. Specific trainings are informed by a FY11 M&E assessment.The target population for these activities is GOU HIV M&E staff and NGO M&E staff specialists from NGOs. Capacity building efforts involve both national and regional staff and institutions. Task orders to date have included support to the Ukrainian AIDS Center in the development of GF M&E processes and in training on data collection, analysis, and dissemination. The activities will contribute to the sustainability of M&E systems, the success of the GF grant, and to improving the GOu's overall approach to decisionmaking by strengthening the availability of high quality data and the practice of using it.

Each task order under this contract incorporates specific indicators for monitoring and assessing performance.

The ESIS contract would contribute to the achievement of all three of the goals of Ukraines Partnership Framework goals: directly to goal 2 (improved quality and cost effectiveness of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for MARPs) and indirectly to goals 1 of (reduction of HIV transmission among MARPs) and 3 (strengthened national and local ability to achieve National AIDS Program objectives).

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $0

Activities planned for FY12 will build upon results achieved with the previous years' funding. The proposed activities within this mechanism include additional trainings for national and regional M&E staff of the AIDS centers in data managment and analysis and the use of data for decision making and program enhancement. The impact of the trainings on routine practices will be a subject of a separate assessment under this contract in a subsequent fiscal year. Activities under this contract will perform a catalytic role for implementation of the GF Rd10 grant by the Ukrainian AIDS Center and Oblast AIDS Centers, and facilitate further development and implementation of the National M&E Plan.

Other mechanisms covering the SI area will focus on different topics.

All planned activities have been and will be coordinated with the National M&E working group to ensure compliance with the National M&E Plan for HIV and avoid overlap with the work of other stakeholders.

Subpartners Total: $0
Columbia University: NA
ICF International: NA
Westat: NA